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Kew East

Industry sector of employment

More Kew East residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Kew East’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Kew East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.00.390.30.3-9
Mining00.00.370.20.3-7
Manufacturing1805.65.62026.86.5-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250.80.8180.60.6+7
Construction1685.24.51685.64.0-1
Wholesale trade1294.04.61635.45.1-33
Retail Trade2718.49.72628.810.1+9
Accommodation and Food Services2066.45.91745.85.8+32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing802.52.3702.32.2+9
Information Media and Telecommunications782.42.9852.83.1-7
Financial and Insurance Services2377.47.42076.97.3+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services561.72.1451.52.1+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41713.015.542014.015.0-2
Administrative and Support Services1233.83.1762.53.3+48
Public Administration and Safety1635.14.41645.54.4-1
Education and Training34510.810.132911.010.3+16
Health Care and Social Assistance46514.513.739813.312.9+67
Arts and Recreation Services1003.12.1531.81.9+47
Other Services872.72.5782.62.6+9
Inadequately described or not stated822.52.0672.22.3+15

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.8% Construction, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Wholesale trade, City of Boroondara: 4.6% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 15.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: 2.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Kew East: 0.0% Mining, Kew East: 0.0% Manufacturing, Kew East: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Kew East: 0.8% Construction, Kew East: 5.2% Wholesale trade, Kew East: 4.0% Retail Trade, Kew East: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Kew East: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Kew East: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Kew East: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Kew East: 7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Kew East: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Kew East: 13.0% Administrative and Support Services, Kew East: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Kew East: 5.1% Education and Training, Kew East: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Kew East: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Kew East: 3.1% Other Services, Kew East: 2.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Kew East: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Kew East: -9 Mining, Kew East: -7 Manufacturing, Kew East: -22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Kew East: +7 Construction, Kew East: -1 Wholesale trade, Kew East: -33 Retail Trade, Kew East: +9 Accommodation and Food Services, Kew East: +32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Kew East: +9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Kew East: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Kew East: +31 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Kew East: +11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Kew East: -2 Administrative and Support Services, Kew East: +48 Public Administration and Safety, Kew East: -1 Education and Training, Kew East: +16 Health Care and Social Assistance, Kew East: +67 Arts and Recreation Services, Kew East: +47 Other Services, Kew East: +9 Inadequately described or not stated, Kew East: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Kew East in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (465 people or 14.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (417 people or 13.0%)
  • Education and Training (345 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 1,227 people in total or 38.2% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 15.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 10.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Kew East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (13.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (8.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kew East increased by 220 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Kew East was for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+67 persons)